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The Hortus store & cafe

The Hortus Cafe

The Orangery is a centuries-old national monument. In fact, tropical plants were already cultivated in wooden greenhouses on this spot in 1715. The current Orangery building was built in 1875 as a lecture hall. The name Orangery refers to the early function as a storage place for citrus plants (in particular orange trees) during winter time. For many years now, the Orangery serves as Hortus café for our visitors to the garden. Surrounded by numerous rare and exotic plants, it is one of the most beautiful outdoor cafés in Amsterdam.

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The Hortus has a mission to bring harmony, beauty and inspiration. We want to ensure a good experience to all our visitors, in the garden as well as at the cafe. Therefore, we ask our visitors not to use phones or laptops. Enjoy the moment!

The cafe and its terrace are open every day from 10:00 – 17:00 hrs. In July and August, we’re open every Thursday and Sunday untill 9 p.m.. Reservations can only be made for groups of 6 persons or more via email.


Venue hire
The Orangery is also an attractive venue for exclusive parties, receptions, and dinners and it is possible to hold meetings or give presentations there. More information can be found on our venue page.

The Hortus store

The Hortus store is located in the former director’s home. The building, originally built in 17th century, but rebuilt in chalet style in 1862, has been used as an office, shop and gatehouse. In the Hortus store you can find plants, and a carefully selected range of gardening tools, books, postcards, jewellery, and stationary. You can also find Hortus products, like, bags, Tshirts, notebooks, and several co-productions with local artists and manufacturers, posters and T-shirts.

The Hortus Store can also be visited without a ticket tot the garden. Friends of the Hortus receive regular discounts or special offers in the store. Purchases in the Hortus store support in the maintenance of  the garden and greenhouses.

Questions? Let us know

You can reach us on our general number: +31 20 625 9021